conversations with artists and makers, activists and philosophers: people who think deeply about the world and who seek to change it. people who have found it within them to go beyond: the norm, the expected, the status quo. to take what is inside of them and bring it bravely and boldly into his world.
ashley river brant: rituals to connect with earth, spirit and self
ashley river brant is a multi-dimensional artist, teacher and author of "tending to the sacred: rituals to connect with earth, spirit and self." in this conversation we talk about the four pillars of ritual and how we use them to create our own life, building courage to follow your own longings, the power of pleasure and the consequences of not following, and how to create your intention and get back into (or stay) living a creative life.
julia cameron on the listening path
julia cameron has been changing lives all over the world since the artist’s way first came out in 1992. since then julia has gone on to author more than forty books, plays and works of poetry. she is commonly referred to as "the godmother" or "high priestess" of creativity. the artist's way has been translated into forty languages and sold over five million copies to date. in today’s conversation, julia and I explore the ideas and tools from her latest book, the listening path: the creative art of attention.
laura horn: the most powerful way to make your art and build a business
laura horn is an abstract painter with a thriving online art business. thousands of creatives have taken her art courses, 135,000 follow her on instagram, her weekly podcast, “the laura horn art podcast” is loved by many, and her watercolor originals are almost always sold out.
some things we talk about: losing her mom to cancer when laura was 21 and her resulting struggle with anxiety, trusting in ALL the nudges from the universe, letting what feels good be the driver behind every piece of art and every business decision, her path to self-acceptance and the power of honesty and the best business and art advice ever.
valarie kaur: the power of revolutionary love
valarie is a seasoned civil rights activist and celebrated prophetic voice “at the forefront of progressive change.” she leads the revolutionary love project to “reclaim love as a force for justice in america.” she is a lawyer, filmmaker, and innovator who has been a regular tv commentator on MSNBC and contributor to CNN, NPR, PBS, the Hill, Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. she is the daughter of Sikh farmer’s from California’s hearltand and the author of “see no stranger.”
some things valarie and I talk about are hearing her first racial slur, the voice of the little critic and the power of the wise woman, grief as a way to know each other, the need to listen and share our stories and the labor of the revolution
elle luna: your story is your power
elle luna is a designer, painter, writer, and author of “the crossroads of should and must” and co-author of “your story is your power” with susie herrick. she facilitates a global art movement, #The100DayProject, and has previously worked as a designer at IDEO and with teams on apps and websites, including Medium, Mailbox,
elle is here to remind us that who we are matters and that what we make is ours.
rob bell: on staying curious, finding your joy and the miracle of the universe
rob bell is a speaker, podcaster and author of ten books including several new york times bestsellers and his most recent, “everything is spiritual.” his podcast – the robcast – was named by iTunes best of 2015. he’s been profiled in The New Yorker, toured with Oprah and in 2011, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
some things we talk about: finding your joy, the most brilliant response to fear. ever. how to use your imagination to create the life you long to live, the miracle of the universe, stepping into the mystery and dancing with the unknown
❤️Had the pleasure of listening to your most recent podcast while making dinner — love listening to creatives - listening to people speak of compassion for the soul and a true respect for others is such a breath of fresh air - contradicting what’s all over the news in the present culture ! Thank you Daphne - for your wonderful interview ( you have a beautiful speaking voice by the way )... Thank you David for your heartfelt poetry and great view on life... this podcast is a keeper — you both “get it “... and 😻 I love it!!!
Daphne's podcast are true gifts. Her voice is so peaceful and calm and she asked the most insightful questions. Hearing from other creatives helps me to see that I'm not alone. I've learned so much and it's helping me find my own story. I have so much gratitude for Daphne and her work. Many thanks!
With love and kindness, Renee
Daphne Cohn is an inspired interviewer and listener. She has such fascinating people on and brings out the nuances of their creative journeys, sometimes even in ways that surprise them.
Although every one on the podcast has a unique and interesting journey, all have come into their own, creating the art and life they want.